Monthly Archives: March 2015

Kyudo shooting range, Onoyama Sports Park, Okinawa, Dec. 12, 2010

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The Kobudō circles unite in an association, based on common interests

In postwar Okinawa the representatives of karate established the OKINAWA KARATE-DŌ RENMEI in May 1956 (see also my other article).  The styles were Uechi-ryū, Gōjū-ryū, Shōrin-ryū and Matsubayashi-ryū. As a result, systematization of the styles was gradually pushed forward. In … Continue reading

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Kinjō Ufuchiku Sanra (1834-1916) – 1st Generation of Ufuchiku-den Kobujutsu

Kinjō Sanra, AKA Kinjō Ufuchiku, AKA Kanī-usumē (1834-1916) Budōka (tōdī and kobujutsu), Official of the royal government (in the rank of an Ufuchiku), Second Hand Dealer. Kinjō was born in the community of Tōbaru village in Shuri, the present Naha-shi … Continue reading

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The first kumibo tournament of the Okinawa Traditional Kobudo Association was held February, 2011.

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The first kumibo tournament of the Okinawa Traditional Kobudo Association was held February, 2011.

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The first kumibo tournament of the Okinawa Traditional Kobudo Association was held February, 2011.

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Nagamine Takayoshi (長嶺 高兆, August 12, 1945 – April 25, 2012)

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The first kumibo tournament of the Okinawa Traditional Kobudo Association was held February, 2011.

 

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Kenpo no Kata, Mugai-ryu, Hamamoto Sensei

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Kumibo – 3rd Okinawa Dentō Kobudō Championship, Feb. 2011

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